Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (Apta) Notification

The Committee continuously encourages negotiations on complements to national concession lists and on increasing the number of participating states and supports these negotiations at the time of the annual article 25 trade reviews or any other date it deems desirable. If, as a result of the implementation of this agreement, significant and persistent disadvantages are created for exchanges between a participating State and all other States, these participating States take the representation or request of this agreement with sympathy, at the request of the participating State concerned, and the Standing Committee provides an opportunity for appropriate consultation to take the necessary steps to address these disabilities through the adoption of appropriate measures. , including additional concessions to develop multilateral trade. APTA preferences may overlap with separate DFQF systems from China, India and the Republic of Korea, as well as preferences under the SAFTA, ASEAN-China, ASEAN-India and ASEAN-Republic of Korea regional trade agreements. The term “exporter” refers to the shipper who can be either a distributor or a manufacturer. Enter the name of the producing country and the country of import, as well as the place and date of the declaration. This field must be signed by the authorized signatory of the company. NOTE the urgent need to take steps to implement a trade expansion programme between developing countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic and Social Commission (ESCAP), in line with decisions taken in the Kabul Council of Ministers` Statement on Asian Economic Cooperation and as part of the Asian Trade Expansion Agenda , adopted by the Intergovernmental Committee for a trade expansion programme created from the Kabul Declaration; REMEMBER that the expansion of trade could provide a powerful stimulus to the development of their economies, expanding investment and production opportunities through the benefits of specialization and economies of scale, thereby providing greater employment opportunities and a higher standard of living for their populations; With the exception of the specific circumstances listed in Chapter IV, concessions on national concession lists have a minimum duration of three years from the effective date. When amended or withdrawn at the end of this period, the participating States concerned consult with a view to restoring a general value of the concessions, which must be at least as favourable to their reciprocal exchanges as that which existed before the amendment or revocation.

Upon receipt by the committee of the notification of the intention of the participating State concerned, any amendment to Schedule I comes into effect thirty days after the date on which the committee, by a two-thirds majority, declared the compatibility of this proposed amendment with the objectives of this agreement.